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Around the Ovals

  /  Around the Ovals Smarty Jones Oaklawn Park  January 1, 2022 Oaklawn Park in Arkansas has been an increasingly productive winter proving ground for top Kentucky Derby contenders, thanks primarily to a rich series of prep races that kicks off each January with the Smarty Jones S. Inaugurated

On your Twitter feed, Facebook or our PTHA Peeks YouTube Channel, see what you might have missed live from Parx Racing! PTHA PEEKS Mistletoe Gift of the Magi $100,000 Parx Juvenile Bl Blitzen Stakes Kris Kringle Stakes Mrs Claus Stakes $100,000 Parx Futurity

By Dick JerardiIt was the early evening of Nov. 6, 1998. A few of us werewalking the entirety of the Churchill Downs Turf Course, led byMichael Dicksinson and his constant companion/assistant JoanWakefield. They were looking for the best and worst